Oyster Festival 2020








Parking spaces are limited on the island. A FREE shuttle service will be provided from three designated lots on the mainland before you cross the bridge. The shuttles will run non-stop during festival hours. Please keep in mind that during the hours of 11:00am – 2:00pm, we experience high traffic volume onto the island. Please allow extra time as you may have to a longer wait time to get onto a shuttle.

Look for our amazing volunteer parking crew to direct you in our designated lots. Please note that parking in non-designated lots may cause your vehicle to be towed.

All bus shuttles follow the same route – they are not assigned to a specific lot. This year, a new drop off point by the festival grounds has been determined to assist in pedestrian traffic flow.

Lot Locations & Bus Route

The location of the three Parking Lots and Bus Stops:
1. Lot by Lowes Foods and Dollar Tree off Beach Drive (179) and Ocean Isle Beach Rd
2. Lot by Odell Williamson Municipal Airport

The Bus route will begin at the lot next to the Ocean Isle Beach Airport before traveling to the Lowe’s Plaza lot and then over the bridge to the drop-off/pick-up location next to the MAIN GATE at W. First St & Clinton St. 

Five buses will make the continuous route throughout the event making the FREE SHUTTLE the best option for those wishing to avoid driving onto the island where there are limited parking options. 

Wheelchair Accessibility

Due to the limited parking availability on the island, there is no designated handicap lot. A Handicap drop off is located just west of the MAIN GATE entrance at W. First Street and Clinton Street. This is NOT the same area indicated as Bus Drop-off & Pick-up. The NC Oyster Festival is navigable for people with mobility disabilities, however uneven surfaces may be present. Please note the Food Vendors are located on a grassy area of the festival grounds.